While everyone is in New York at Fashion Week, the rest of the world is preparing for Spring… and, for some of us, it really is right around the corner. Sure, the precise date is March 21, but that doesn’t mean it’s not warm enough to get ready ahead of time!
Here are five of the must-try trends for the season. Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re what you’ll be seeing on the trendy and stylish till May, when it’s warm enough to scamper around in a bikini and a miniskirt (not that I’d do that…).
Animal Prints: Add a little meow to your ensemble with some animal print. I subscribe to the “less is more” mantra when it comes to this trend – it’s good to add a little bit (like the ankle boot above paired with an LBD), but too much is dangerous for your health. And always, ALWAYS… go faux. TFH loves the animals; you should too!
Peep-Toe Shoes: What better way to show off your gorgeous new spring pedicure than with a pair of darling peep-toed shoes? Not all of us can afford the Louboutins above (we can dream, right?), but there are some great PTSs (Peep-Toe Shoes, of course!) available at virtually every price point with every print imaginable!
Flirty & Feminine: Where rigid and masculine looks dominated the runway last year, this spring there was a return to the girly side of fashion. Light pinks, fluffy crinolines, lace and silk all came back with a vengance. The great news about this? There’s a cut and style for every figure.
Moto-Fashion: Two of the biggest new items to hit the block this season are the Cropped Biker Jacket and Moto-Jeans. I own the latter (I got a pair of Vintage1 Motorcycle Skinny Jeans online a month ago, and love them!), and the former is a must-have on my list!
Metallics: Ahh, the sheen of gold, the look of glam. Metallics (especially against black, where they can really pop) are the perfect wardrobe addition for the super-glamorous girl with a not-so-glamorous wallet. Hey, not all of us can afford some huge bling… but we can all swing a stunning metallic clutch!
Any trends you’d add to the list? Any you’d remove? Let me know!
As a sidenote… while I understand that it’s a trend that some of you may, for some reason beyond my thought capabilities, be interested in trying out some harem pants for the spring (as they are, technically, one of the big trends to try if you’re reading the fashion mags), I implore you: STAY AWAY. If you lived through the 80’s, you know. If you didn’t? Well, let me say this: as someone who reads a LOT of fashion magazines, blogs, etc, I haven’t seen a single pair of truly flattering harem pants. They don’t exist. Don’t buy them.
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